A Chilean employee who works as a dispatch assistant at a cold meats manufacturer saw an opportunity and pounced on it even though it might be illegal.
When his paycheck for the month of May hit his bank account, he noticed it wasn’t the $545 he was expecting. No, a payroll error led to a deposit of $180,418 into his account.
The mistake was identified, the worker told his boss about it, and his manager was going to report the situation o human resources the next day. In the meantime, the man’s manager told him to go to the bank and return the $180K that wasn’t his.
The worker agreed to do that. Well, something changed his mind because he kept the dough, ignored all communication from his employer, and fled. He hasn’t been heard from since.
He did try to tie up a few loose ends before he departed, as he had his resignation letter delivered to the company by his attorney. Consortia Industrial de Alimentos has since filed a complaint, but the man is still on the run, and no arrests have been made.
Will he come back? The odds say no, considering the average worker in Chile takes home around $1,000 per month, which means this man is on the run with 16 years worth of pay in his back pocket.